Any liberals reading this to find out what the other side is saying probably won’t be interested in this article, because it’s a factual, informative piece about US history and the Constitution, two things today’s left hates like Dracula hates garlic. But with the Biden Administration ruling against the will of the people even more aggressively than Obama did, it’s worth reading for its deep-dive look at nullification, the idea that states have the power to declare federal actions unconstitutional.
Short version: in Cooper v. Aaron (1958), the Supreme Court affirmed judicial supremacy, which means that five unelected SCOTUS judges get to decide what all the states have to put up with.
However, and this might be of interest to liberals, there’s now a concept called “interposition” (the author calls it “nullification light”) where, if states disagree with federal actions, they can order state law enforcement resources not to cooperate with the feds, making it very difficult for Washington to enforce them. Before Democrats start railing about that being treason and insurrection, they should know that they helped establish it firmly in recent years by legalizing marijuana when it’s still illegal under federal law and creating “sanctuary” cities and states where police refuse to cooperate with ICE in arresting and deporting criminal illegal immigrants.
This once again proves that one of the best ways to “resist” outrageous actions by the left is to hold them to their own standards.